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Title

Kaydet Kapers

Description

The first issue of a newsletter created by and for Air Force ROTC cadets at Queens College. (Selections - full volume available from Queens College Archives)

Subject

United States--Air Force ROTC
Queens College (New York, N.Y.)

Creator

Queens College (New York, N.Y.). Air Force ROTC

Source

AirForceROTCCollection.Box1.Folder8

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1952-01-15

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Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

Queens College (New York, N.Y.)

Text

kaydet kapers

PUBLISHED BY QUEENS COLLEGE
AFROTC

FLUSHING, N.Y.C.

Page 1

kaydet kapers
VOL. 1 No. 1 January 15, 1952

STAFF ADVISOR... MAJOR KUKIELSKI
EDITOR... ROY WEBER

ASST. EDITORS
NEWS... BOB REINHOLD
FEATURES... TED PORIS
ART... PAT GIROLAMO

STAFF
J. PALADINO
S. KAUFMAN
J. BRAUM
M. GREENBERG
W. BOELKE
A. GOLDSTEIN
W. ROLLERI
E. METZ

On behalf of the entire Cadet Corps, the staff of KAYDET KAPERS wished to express its deepest sympathies to Major and Mrs. William F. Vanden Dries upon the untimely death of their 3 year old son.

HERE'S TO OUR CADRE
A few weeks ago when the staff of KAPERS held its first meeting, I bravely stated that I would "take care" of the editorial. But I began to wonder just what does a guy say in the first editorial of the first issue of a newspaper. Then I started to think of all the things that have happened in this our first term of AF ROTC.
I thought back to our first couple of drill days when everybody from the early birds who had eight-o'clock drill all the way up to Major Vanden Dries was out on the drill field, trying to teach us stumble-bums how to walk straight without stepping on the fella' in front or being stepped on by the one in back. I can remember Sgt. Chick vainly trying to find someone who could talk loud enough "from the stomach" so that the cadet in the back of the line could hear what was going on. I remembered the struggles we had, and for that matter are still having, in throwing those nine -ton-- whoops, those nine POUND M-1's around. I remembered the tough times Major K and Lt. Lutz had in class while trying to hammer some Political Geography into our thick skulls.
I remembered all these things and I asked myself - What's the sense in all this? - Why should I and about 250 other guys parade around a ball field every Thursday? - And for the first time I actually realized that the AF ROTC is not just another extra-curricular activity to take or leave as we see it-- it's the beginning of a career, a career in the United States Air Force.
We cadets are the future officers of the greatest fighting outfit in the world. When you stop to think for a minute just what the last statement means, the thought of it kinda' scares you, I know it does me. You begin to wonder just what kind of an officer you'll be. Will you be able to do your job competently, especially when the lives of other men may depend on your judgement or ability? Will you know what to do and when to do it when the "chips are down?" You will ask your-self these questions and the answer will come back-- "sure you will."
Why can we cadets here at QC be sure that we will make good officers? For the simple reason that we have the best in the Air Force here teaching us how to be good officers- all the way from Major Vanden Dries on down and back up again.
So it is with great pride and thanks that the staff of KAYDET KAPERS dedicates its first issue to these officers- to the entire Cadre of the QC Air Force ROTC.
Thanks a million for everything fellows!!

Original Format

Paper
Newsletter
8 x 10.5 inches (203 x 267 mm)

Citation

Queens College (New York, N.Y.). Air Force ROTC, “Kaydet Kapers,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 24, 2017, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/items/show/460.